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March 29, 2017

WGBH’s Sing That Thing! Returns for Season 3

Vibrant New England singing competition premieres April 7 at 8:30pm on WGBH 2

Sing That Thing! will also air on WGBY (Springfield, MA,) Maine Public, New Hampshire Public Television, Vermont PBS and CPTV - Connecticut Public Television.

BOSTON (March 29, 2017) Sing That Thing!, WGBH’s competition for New England’s amateur singing groups, will premiere on Friday, April 7, at 8:30pm on WGBH 2. Season 3 will showcase 18 ensembles, representing genres from Top 40 and Renaissance music to classical and jazz, who will vie for the championship title over the course of seven episodes.

Sing That Thing! brings together an impressive collection of talented New England voices,” said Liz Cheng, WGBH’s general manager for television and co-executive producer of Sing That Thing!. “I am so proud of WGBH’s commitment to the music arts and to sharing wonderful performances with audiences across the region.”

High school, collegiate and adult singing groups will perform for coaches who will select one group from each category as well as a wild-card group to move on to the final round.  In a live-to-tape finale, the top group from each category presents its unique spin on a song of its choice.

The Sing That Thing! coaches are Anthony Trecek-King, president and artistic director of the Boston Children’s Chorus; Annette Philip, a vocalist, composer/arranger and faculty member at Berklee College of Music and winner of the 2014 national Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Championship with her quartet, Women of the World; and Jared Bowen, WGBH News executive arts editor and host of WGBH’s Open Studio with Jared Bowen, Boston television’s only local arts series. Together, the coaches provide constructive feedback to each group and ultimately determine which ones will advance to the next round.

“Congratulations to our groups and to the entire Sing That Thing! crew,” said co-executive producer Patricia Alvarado Núñez. “The series is a wonderful showcase for the talent and diversity of New England voices.”

Sing That Thing! is WGBH’s newest original local series. Funding is provided by Eastern Bank and Emerson College. The series is produced by public media producer WGBH, in partnership with Emerson College and with WGBY (Springfield, MA,) Maine Public, New Hampshire Public Television, Vermont PBS and CPTV - Connecticut Public Television. Sing That Thing! will be seen across New England in every state thanks to these partner stations.

Now in its third season, Sing That Thing! premieres April 7 at 8:30pm on WGBH 2. More information about the series is available at SingThatThing.org. Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook at @singthatthing.

PARTICIPATING GROUPS AND BROADCAST DATES

Friday, April 7

Rice Street Singers - Wellesley High School - Vocal Jazz

Confirmation – Boston, MA – Gospel

Crepusculum – Berklee College of Music – Choral

 

Friday, April 14

Strawberry Fields – Bristol Eastern High School – Pop A capella

Endicott Singers – Endicott College – Classical, Contemporary

Oure Pleasure Singers – Attleboro, MA – Sacred and Secular

 

Friday, April 21

Noteworthy – Emerson College – Classic and Modern Pop

The Thursdays – Chelmsford High School – Contemporary A Capella

The Gentleman Songsters – Lowell, MA – Barbershop

 

Friday, April 28

Manic Optimists – Bates College – Popular Music

ShenaniGanns – Gann Academy – Jewish and Secular Music

Boston Skyline Chorus –Lexington, MA– Barbershop

 

Friday, May 5

Noteorious – North Reading High School – Contemporary Jazz

Cambridge Chamber Singers – Newton, MA – Contemporary and Renaissance

Harvard LowKeys – Harvard University – Contemporary Pop

Friday, May 12

Sound Off – Boston, MA – Popular Music

Simple Harmonic Motion – Worcester Polytechnic Institute – A capella

Accent A Capella – Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School – Modern and Oldies

 

Friday, May 19

Semifinals and finale

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